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At Sea, 8 May 1937. Number XIX
There are many places of interest
one should visit while in Honolulu.
A few of the many points you should
see are listed below. For additional
information on any subject inquire at
the Hawaiian Tourist Bureau, 765
Bishop Street, Honolulu.
ACADEMY of ARTS: Remarkable exhibits
of Hawaiian and Oriental art.
Free to public as follows: Sundays 3
to 6 p. m; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
and Saturdays 10 a. m. to 5 p. m;
Thursdays 10 a. m. to 9 p. m.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAll: Offers
a wide variety of courses in many
fields. Students from all sections of
the United States and the Orient are
PUBLIC BATH: Modern bathhouse
and facilities, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki,
CAPITOL: Formerly Royal Palace;
contains interesting collection of historical
paintings, and the Throne
Room. Palace Square.
AQUARIUM: In Kapiolani Park. Open
daily from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m; Sundays
~ p. m. to 5 p. m. Admission 25 cents.
The aquarium contains a remarkable
collection of brightly colored and
queerly shaped fishes. This you should
not miss. The biggest fish in Hawaii
has the smallest name: Ahi. The smallest
fish has the biggest name. It is,
ARCHIVES: The Territorial Archives
located in Iolani Palace grounds con~
tain a wealth of documents and relics
of historical interest. The archives
are open daily to visitors, excepting
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MAY DAY ON THE HOUSTON
While the natives of the Islands
were celebrating their own May Day
and '" Lei Day" ashore, the Houstonites
were putting on a celebration
aboard ship with even more hilarity
than is usual even at Navy
" Happy Hours." This was on Saturday
evening, the 1st of May, and
the fun started with three good rounds
of preliminary spar bouts. For the
uninitiated, " spar boxing" is a form of
meyhem in which the contestants,
armed with heavy practice boxin
gloves, straddle a ten inch boom, or
spar, about six feet above the deck
and then attempt to knock each other
off. The resulting antics are exciting
and funny- for the spectators.
When the elimination bouts had
been fought, the rooting sections ( all
hands and the Lamplighter) then
cheered to victory in the final sessions,
Keimel ( the winnah!) and Wermsdorfer
Next in the program of athletic
events came the rope- climbing. Ensign
Fahy of the Cruiser Scouting
Force Staff gave an interesting informative
talk on the history of this
sport before the competition began.
There were numerous entries, many
of whom made excellent climbs; the
prizes, however, went to Seaman
( Chick) Stoddard, who shot up the
rope in the fast time of 4.5 seconds
and his close contender Fir e man
James Hasty, with the time of 4.7
The final events in the sporting fun
were three terrific exhibition wrestling
matches between Chick and Hennessey,
Pratt against Arthur, and
Folta matched with Fordemlwalt.
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SANDWICH ISLANDS TO
There are many interesting as well
as strange things about this group of
is: ands, once called the Sandwich and'
now the Hawaiian Group. The reason
for the change in name came about in'
this way: The Hawaiian Islands wer~
tlbcovereJ by Captain James Cook in
1778. He named the group after his
patron, John Montagu, the fourth
Earl of Sandwich, who was then first
lord of the admiralty. They were
known to the world in general as the
Sandwich Islands until th. e latter part
of the nineteenth century.
The substitution of Hawaiian Islands
for Sandwich Islands took place
gradually. Hawaii is the name of the
largest island in the group and g! l've
its name to the whole. It appears, says'
the United States Geographic Board,
that the native name Hawaiian Islands'
was first used officially by the Govern-'
ment of the United States in th~ act
appropriating twenty- five thousal). d
dollars for the " expenses attending,
the visit of His Majesty, the King of.
the Hawaiian Islands, to the' Unit~ d
States." The act was approved Feb-.
ruary 9, 1875. Previously to this date
appropriations for the Post Office
Department had been made for steamship
service between San Francisco
and the Sandwich Islands. After . this
date all legislation affecting the Islands,
whether for the consular and
diplomatic service or for the Post Ofe
fice Department, contained the name
Hawaiian Islands. This name was also
employed numerous times in the joint
resolution of Congress approved July
7, 1898, annexing the Islands to the
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